Hawver Joins Mercy

May 11, 2011

Lisa Hawver, MD, a general surgeon specializing in weight loss procedures has joined Mercy Hospital Washington. Dr. Hawver is a board certified general surgeon with a specialty in weight loss surgery. She offers minimally invasive and laparoscopic weight loss procedures including gastric bypass surgery, Lap-Band and Realize Adjustable Gastric Banding. She joins Drs. Thomas Riechers and Jonathan Limpert at Mercy Surgical Specialists.

“Dr. Hawver is a welcome additional to our surgical team. She has extensive training and experience in laparoscopic surgeries including weight loss and is well respected in her field,” said Dr. Riechers, chief of staff. “Her presence allows us to expand surgical services to include bariatric procedures, which is a unique service to the area and one that is needed.”
Dr. Hawver has fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery and specializes in the full continuum of care for patients undergoing weight loss surgery. She was Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery program at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati where she studied innovative surgical techniques and conditions for long-term weight loss success. She is a board certified general surgeon and performs the spectrum of general surgery procedures including those of the breast, gallbladder, colon and thyroid.
Dr. Hawver received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her residency in the Department of General Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While there, she received the SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident in 2006.
“I’m happy to come to Mercy in Washington to help start a bariatric surgery program and be closer to my family in the Kansas City area. I’m also very happy to be joining Dr. Riechers and Dr. Limpert,” said Dr. Hawver. “Like them, I’m a strong believer in helping patients. Whether I’m doing general surgery or a weight loss procedure, I am completely focused on the complete care of the patient.”

Mercy Surgical Associates is located in Suite 212 in the Mercy Medical Building Washington, 851 East Fifth Street in Washington. In the future, Dr. Hawver will offer hours at Mercy office locations in Fenton and O’Fallon. For more information about Dr. Hawver’s services or services available at Mercy Surgical Associates, call 636-239-4144.


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